January 28, 2015 Subject:
Viola Lee Blues
VIOLA is a tune where you can really experience the difference between the Grateful Dead in 1967 and the Furthur covers of the old classics.
This is frantic , intense and urgent it could melt the paint off the walls.
If you listen to Furthur they have smoother vocals but not much urgency. Here the Grateful Dead sound like one of the names they originally gave themselves.
THE EMERGENCY CREW!
Credit to Pigpen he sounds like he is giving Jerry a run for his money.
Yes there is a speed issue because Jerry does sound like the chic who originally recorded Morning Dew here. (Bonnie Dobson)
Biggest knock with sound may be it causes Phil's deep bass to get lost.
They had me with the jams in Viola Lee so it does not matter anyway...
Funny Pigpen sounds like Pig no matter what the speed.
Turn this up and experience primal Garcia!
March 19, 2014 Subject:
This is good stuff,this source comes through more clear, quality is a tad better than the other source, especially the Alligator. Hearing it this sped up is a little annoying, it would be great if someone could upgrade this and slow it down,(ahemm..Charlie Miller..)Anything in existence from 67' gets 5 stars
This is most likely from late September-October 67'
December 5, 2013 Subject:
I disagree. Although the tape is quite speeded up, you can hear everything the band's doing & how well they're doing it, & they're doing it very well indeed! It's definitely not early '67: Gibson LP instead of Guild Starfire and the Twin Reverb has been modified. I'll have to match this version against others to see if any have been fixed for speed, to see which version I want to keep, but it's a great show & the recording is otherwise great.
January 16, 2011 Subject:
high pitch is easily correctable
using Sound Forge or some similar program, back the pitch down on COLD RAIN AND SNOW by one and a half semi-tones. (e.g. -1.5) Jerry's voice is quite recognizable after that.
Otherwise the quality is pretty poor.
October 22, 2009 Subject:
Waste of hard drive space
One look at the set list tells me there's no way this date is correct- "Alligator" and "New Potato" were months away. But it hardly matters- this is a terrible sounding high-speed audience recording. Recommended only for the most obessive completists.
May 29, 2008 Subject:
Not from January 1967
This show cannot be from January 1967--it must be later in the year. Look at the set list from just a month ago--the Dead weren't playing New Potato, Alligator at all at this time. Also, the jamming is more matured than January was.